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Southwest Crunch Chicken Salad Recipe
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Southwest Crunch Chicken Salad Recipe

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It's hard to believe that this delightful mayonnaise-based chicken salad with cashews and turkey bacon only contains 3 g saturated fat and less than 100 mg cholesterol per serving! Sally Sibthorpe - Shelby Township, MI
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:13 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 13 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 9 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1-3/4 cups julienned peeled jicama
  • 1-3/4 cups chopped celery
  • 1-3/4 cups chopped sweet red peppers
  • 1 cup chopped cashews
  • 1/2 pound turkey bacon strips, diced and cooked

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 286 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 95 mg cholesterol, 653 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add mayonnaise mixture; toss to coat. Chill until serving. Yield: 13 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as Southwest Crunch Chicken Salad in Healthy Cooking June/July 2009, p33

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 286 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 95 mg cholesterol, 653 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2015

"This is one of the best chicken salads ever! All the different flavors are a treat for your taste buds! I used mesquite marinated grilled chicken and added onions. For those who don't have jicama nearby, I think slivered green apple would probably work too. Thank you for this terrific recipe that will be used over and over at our home!"

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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013

"oncein, Jicama is a Mexican root vegetable. A cross between a turnip, apple and potato."

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2013

"Sounds very good. What is jicama? never heard of this unless it has another name. Help please."

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Reviewed May. 30, 2011

"OMGosh this is out of this world!"

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Reviewed May. 27, 2011

"You would be better off using regular bacon instead of the turkey bacon. Turkey bacon has a MUCH higher salt content than regular bacon."

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